Philly’s Judge Elections This Month Have the Power To Change the City
Activists are backing judge candidates in Philadelphia’s May 18 primary who want to reduce the use of cash bail, avoid long sentences, and bolster tenant protections.
Maura Ewing May 06, 2021
How Pittsburgh Activists Are Seizing a Rare Chance To Reshape Courts
Grassroots groups are backing a slate of judge candidates in the May 18 primary. If elected, they could curb bail, high sentences, and other drivers of mass incarceration.
Sam Mellins Apr 29, 2021
Eviction Crisis Brings Urgency to Local Judge Elections
A heated race for New Orleans First City Court Judge highlighted the power judges have to limit evictions, as millions of Americans are at risk of losing their homes.
Katie Jane Fernelius Aug 20, 2020
Should Public Agents Resist Injustice Within the Justice System?
If Border Patrol agents should refuse to tear gas children at the border, should prosecutors, police, and judges not refuse some of their duties too?
Sarah Lustbader Nov 30, 2018